Sale Of Goods Act 1979 Controls English Law Transactions

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The Sale of Goods Act 1979 controls English law transactions between the purchaser and the seller of goods; it also applies to contracts where involving a transfer of the property in goods or an agreement to transfer a consideration in money. By s.13 SOGA 1979, where goods are sold by description, the implication is that the goods will reflect the description. S.14 also states that the seller of the goods must ensure that the goods sold are of satisfactory quality and also fit for purpose. That is the daily purpose and other purposes that were specifically agreed upon between the seller and buyer. The buyer is entitled to make a claim under the SOGA where the goods fail to meet the requirement of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose the buyer is entitled to make a claim S.15 deals with goods sold by sample which states that there is an implied term that the goods will correspond to the sample quality. By s.13, it is necessary that goods sold by description corresponds with the description given to it. Goods are sold by description where the purchaser is relying on the description the seller the seller is providing since he has not seen the goods. According to Lord Wright in Grant v Australian Knitting Mill “there is a sale by description even though the buyer is buying something displayed before him on the counter, a thing is sold by description though it is specific so long as it is sold not merely as the specific thing but as a thing corresponding to a

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